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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What's Your Six-Word Memoir?

For sale: Baby shoes, never worn. - Ernest Hemingway

The link below is an National Public Radio article about the six-word memoir. There have been some books published based on this short kind of memoir.

This week, I am asking you to chunk your life into about four sections (more or less is fine, too). Start as far back as you can remember, then separate parts of your life into stages. It could be middle school, high school, getting your first car, going to colllege, just after you were married, when you were divorced, when a major life changing experience occurred, etc.

After you decide which stages you want to focus on, jot down notes from the memories that come to you about each time.

Then go through your notes and write a "six-word memoir" about each part of your life.

I hope you will enjoy the article below from NPR!

Happy short memoir writing!

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